Motivational Words

July 28, 2007

Motivational words

Words motivate. What words and why?

Read these motivational phrases and ask yourself, “Why are they motivational?”

You’re fired

You’re hired

You won

You lost


Better luck next time

I love you

I hate you

I’m sorry

You are fabulous

You stink

You can do it

You don’t have a hope in hell

So why do you think these phrases are motivational?

Some are negative and some positive but all are motivational. The one thing that all these motivational phrases have in common is that they trigger an emotional response. That’s how you motivate others. Hit their emotional nerves. It is emotion that triggers motivation. And that moves people to action.

George Torok

Motivational Speaker

Speech Coach for Executives

Host of Business in Motion


Motivational Speaker Curse

July 15, 2007

 Motivational Speaker Curse

Are you a motivational speaker? I hear that question often. I used to cringe when I heard it. Why? Because, I wanted to be known for my expertise and content. My book, Secrets of Power Marketing, is a national bestseller and published in seven countries. My clients learn power marketing principles and are reminded of simple marketing techniques. Yet, they still want to call me a motivational speaker.

The image of a motivational speaker was not what I wanted to convey. To me a motivational speaker was all about fluff. A motivational speaker repeated clichés like, “Think outside of the box.” Or “There is no I in team.” A motivational speaker told the overused “starfish story” or the “lighthouse analogy”. They were both good the first time I heard or read them. But those motivational stories quickly lost steam as almost every motivational speaker repeated them.

It’s curious that even the biggest motivational speaker of all – Tony Robbins recently denied the label of motivational speaker. That might be hard to believe for all of you that read his books for listened to his motivational tapes. I was in the audience as Tony announced that he was not a motivational speaker. He was the “Why guy”. I don’t know what that means but Tony preferred that to motivational speaker.

TV has been unkind to motivational speakers recently. Jason Alexander starred as a motivational speaker in a failed TV series. And 60 Minutes ran a smear on motivational speakers. So who wants to be known as a motivational speaker?

I do. I finally realized that all the content, expertise and tips mean nothing if people are not motivated to act on it. You can give people information. You can load them down with statistics and data but if they don’t act – the information was wasted.

People need motivation to act.

Information and tips do not move people- only motivation does. And motivation can come in many ways but the common denominator is emotion. Emotion motivates. In fact motivated people twist the facts to justify their actions. And nothing happens without motivation. So, yes I am a motivational speaker. I help make things happen.

George Torok

Motivational Speaker

Marketing Expert

Presentation Skills Specialist

Creativity Genie

Radio Show Host

Motivational Quotes 04

July 3, 2007

Motivational quotes 04

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher

It’s simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do.
John R. Amos

Thre is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?
Robert Schuller

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
William Feather

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn’t been asleep.
Wilson Mizner

Success usuallly comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Lowell Thomas

Motivational Quotes compiled by George Torok, Motivational Speaker, Business Speaker, Creative Facilitator, Entreprenuer, Executive Consultant, Best Selling Author